Is there a recommended waiting time between a cold sore healing and performing oral sex on someone who may not have HSV-1? Does the answer change if Abreva warded off the cold sore before it actually appeared? [more inside]
How do I tell the difference between a cold sore and a zit? [more inside]
Metafilter has a lot of good advice about cold sore prevention (previously). What I need is advice on what to do in the middle of a full scale outbreak with a cold sore that has developed an impenetrable scab. Past experience leads me to worry that a new sore will form as soon as the scab falls off, a cycle that can go on for well over a month. Am I doing something wrong? Disgusting personal details inside. [more inside]
You Are Not My Doctor, but can you help me identify a rash around my mouth? (Pics inside, as well as description that you might or might not think is gross.) [more inside]
I am a huge hypochondriac, and I have been since I was 18. I need help making it stop. [more inside]
I thought I had mild "papulopustular rosacea." Putting Polysporin on the red bumps helped a lot. Then I took acyclovir for a cold sore and the bumps cleared up completely! None of the online resources on rosacea have indicated acyclovir as a treatment. So what did I have? [more inside]
Has anyone tried Virulite, the anti-cold sore device? Does it work?
How can I keep from transmitting my cold sores to my 10 month old son ? [more inside]
So I have a cold sore coming on, and I have both Zovirax(Acyclovir) and Abreva(Docasonal) can I use both at the same time for a double dose of cold sore nuking ?
What is the lifespan of herpes simplex 1 on a coffee mug? [more inside]
Cold sore coming. What do I do!?